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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at InterSystems in April 2017.

Interview

Gave me two links to do first, the first one was about personality, very short. The second is more technical. Though it was not hard, I screwed up due to inexperience.

Interview Questions

  • Tell you the rules of a new programming language and ask you choose questions based on the rules.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for InterSystems

  1. Helpful (6)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at InterSystems in July 2017.

    Interview

    After applying I had to schedule 3 online assessment tests with them, as well as having to email them when they were all finished with the last answer from the last test as a "related exercise" to "evaluate your attention to detail and thoroughness".

    This felt like antiquated corporate bureaucracy but I went along with it. The tests were a short behavioral quiz, a "Professional Employment Test", and a coding test with an arbitrary new language to see if you could pick it up in a short amount of time. The last two were apparently not able to handle being taken using Chrome, as repeated warnings told.

    The "Professional Employment Test" was mostly charts and word problems about things irrelevant to software engineers, mostly testing basic algebra and ability to figure out badly organized charts. It really didn't seem to be fitting for the position. The coding test was ostensibly to figure out if you understood low-level basic concepts well enough to pick up a new language, but so much of it was dependant on previous answers that one confused concept could probably fail you entirely.

    I did not "meet [their] mark on the qualifying screening assessment" so that was it. They did not tell me which of the three I didn't meet their mark on, but it kind of feels like I dodged a bullet regardless.

    Interview Questions

    • Given this poorly organized chart, decipher the omitted values based on other information.   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at InterSystems (Boston, MA (US)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online. Their HR contacted me in one week and sent me some instructions regarding to the assessment test. After I finished the first round of assessment is finished they reviewed for a day, and said the result did not reach their mark.

    Interview Questions

    • Give you a set of grammar rules, and ask you the result of code written in those grammar.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at InterSystems in January 2017.

    Interview

    This interview takes three online assessments. One for personality, one for techniques and the last one is for behavior. Passed all three tests and they say they would match if there is a position, this process may take several weeks. However, they have not contacted me afterward.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at InterSystems.

    Interview

    Took three tests. Passed all of them and is currently in the interview process. They gave a bunch of SAT-like questions. You will be given a new functional programming language and then have to figure it out by yourself. Not too hard overall.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at InterSystems (New York, NY (US)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Do TI test TET test and PET test. TI test is to choose some words to describe yourself. I didn't go through the PET test. PET test is similar to GRE or GMAT reading.

    Interview Questions

    • TET test is learn a new language and implement the new language.   Answer Question

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at InterSystems (Boston, MA (US)) in October 2016.

    Interview

    First you have to do three OA tests. First two are new programming language and personality test. If you scored 90% in the new programming language, you will receive PET. It is high school logic and maths. But there is time limit. If you score 90% again, you will be invited to onsite for tech+behavior interviews.

    Interview Questions


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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at InterSystems (Boston, MA (US)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Received TET and PI, both of which are pretty short. TET was about 25 min and consisted of 20 multiple choice questions about a new language. PI took me 2 minutes to complete; it's just a test consisting of a list of adjectives and character-traits that you have to choose.

    Interview Questions

    • What traits do others expect of you? What traits do you actually believe you have?   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at InterSystems (Cambridge, MA (US)) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I was given three online tests, which were like a GRE exam. Then I had a 15 min phone interview, which went through my resume. I passed all tests but was not selected to next interview with no reason.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an unfamiliar programing language and instruction, ask you about the syntax and basic logic   Answer Question

  9. Helpful (3)  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at InterSystems (Cambridge, MA (US)) in December 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume through an acquaintance who works there and received an email from the recruiter the same day. We agreed to a date to have a conversation. The recruiter told me about the structure of their development teams and what products they have, what the corporate culture is like. He told me that I’d need to take 3 tests, which I could take online.
    The first was a personality test which is not timed. It took me about 15 or 20 minutes to complete. The second was a PET test which measures cognitive aptitude. It was 20 questions in 45 minutes. The last was a TET test which consisted of 20 questions, each of which introduces a new concept of a (seemingly fictional) computer language and then asks questions about applying what you learn. You have 35 minutes. Time is a factor in getting this one done. I had one question left when I ran out of time, but I thought I did OK with the other questions. However, I received an email the day after that I had not scored high enough to proceed onto interviews, and that if the requirement score should decrease over a period of 2 years, I’d be contacted. This was upsetting because I’ve worked with InterSystems’ products for many years and have good qualifications, but was derailed by having a bad day on the test(s). It’s really unfortunate that they don’t take other things into consideration, especially when you have a lot of experience with their flagship product.

    Interview Questions

    • I did not have an opportunity to be asked any questions, because I did not score high enough on the test(s) to proceed to the interview level.   Answer Question

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